Australia vs South Africa: Greens pitches don’t scare us, says captain Dean Elgar forward of 1st Test at Gabba

Australia vs South Africa: Greens pitches don’t scare us, says captain Dean Elgar forward of 1st Test at Gabba
Australia vs South Africa: Greens pitches don’t scare us, says captain Dean Elgar forward of 1st Test at Gabba

Australia vs South Afric: The guests usually are not afraid of inexperienced tops in Australia, stated South Africa captain Dean Elgar forward of their 1st Test match at The Gabba in Brisbane. South Africa will probably be up in opposition to the trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Scott Boland in testing circumstances.

India Today Web Desk

Brisbane,UPDATED: Dec 16, 2022 12:45 IST

Dean Elgar’s South Africa are set to tackle Australia. (Courtesy: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: South Africa captain Dean Elgar stated that the Proteas is not going to be shying away from inexperienced pitches and testing Australian circumstances. With the primary Test match between Australia and South Africa set to start on 17 December. The South Africa crew have arrived on the Australian shores after getting defeated by England away from house. However, they’re at the moment the one facet in worldwide cricket who’ve defeated Ben Stokes’ England in a Test match.

Speaking in regards to the circumstances, the captain stated that the wicket seemed like a bowling pleasant one however the inexperienced didn’t scare them.

“It appears like this grass I’m standing on in the meanwhile,” was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“But in saying that, the inexperienced color would not scare us – this is likely one of the wickets that if you happen to get in you possibly can actually capitalise,” Elgar additional added.

“It does look a bit bit pleasant for our bowling unit, which is good, and in saying that, the inexperienced color would not actually scare us; we come from South Africa the place the wickets are fairly inexperienced and juicy,” the captain stated.

“From a private viewpoint I do not actually shrink back from that, and I do know our batters do not shrink back from that both,” Elgar stated about his crew.

Elgar assumed captaincy of the South Africa facet in March 2021 and has helped the crew take appreciable strides within the longest format of the sport. One of the senior batters within the squad, Elgar is the one opener on the earth who has scored centuries each house and away in opposition to the Australians within the final 7 years. Speaking in regards to the batting line-up, Elgar stated that it his job to place his arms up on this collection.

“You’ve bought to have the mindset of ‘play to win’,” the captain stated. “That’s one thing I’ve been talking at size about inside our squad.

“Australia is a troublesome place to play cricket however it’s such a rewarding place if you happen to get issues proper … (however) you have to transcend what you are used to,” he additional added.

“It’s time for myself personally to essentially put my hand up and make a large play for us,” Elgar concluded on the matter.

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